Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Erriyon Knighton highlight 2022 Brussels Diamond League; TV, Live Stream Schedule


The 2022 Diamond League action continues this Friday, September 2 in Brussels, Belgium with an encore presentation Saturday, September 3. Brussels is the final Diamond League meet before the two-day final in Zurich September 7th and 8th. Live coverage will be available on Peacock and NBC. See below for additional information on how to watch/live stream the 2022 Diamond League.

This weekend’s field of talent will once again feature a great mix of fan-favorite Olympians, world champions, and rising stars. You can find all of the 2022 Diamond League Brussels entry lists here but here are five key events that you won’t want to miss.

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Five Events to watch at the 2022 Diamond League Brussels:

Women’s 100mShelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Shericka Jackson, two members of the Jamaican powerhouse trio that swept the podium at the Tokyo Olympics and 2022 World Championships, will be in the field competing against Americans Aleia Hobbs (New Orleans, Louisiana), Sha’Carri Richardson (Dallas, Texas) and Tamara Clark (High Point, North Carolina).

Men’s 200m – After a surprising sixth place finish last weekend in Lausanne, 18-year-old world bronze medalist Erriyon Knighton (Tampa, Florida) will look for a bounce-back race in Brussels. His international competition includes Canada’s Aaron Brown, Reynier Mena of Cuba, and Liberian Joseph Fahnbulleh, who is coming off his collegiate career as a Florida Gator.

Women’s 100m Hurdles – Last weekend, Puerto Rico’s Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, the reigning Olympic champion, shattered a 34-year-old meet record to win the women’s 100m hurdles in Lausanne. Now she will attempt another act of dominance in Brussels. American Keni Harrison (Clayton, North Carolina), the silver medalist from Tokyo, will also be in the field.

Women’s 3000m Steeplechase –  Emma Coburn (Crested Butte, Colorado) and Courtney Frerichs (Nixa, Missouri) will represent the Americans in the field. Coburn is a two-time world medalist (2017 and 2019) in this event and the 2016 Olympic bronze medalist. Frerichs took home the silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics and finished second at the 2017 World Championships in this event. 2022 World silver and bronze medalists Werkuha Getachew and Mekides Abebe are also in the field.

Men’s 400m Hurdles – Brazil’s Alison Dos Santos made history with his win at the 2022 World Championships, becoming the first Brazilian man ever to win gold at an outdoor track and field world championships. In Brussels, he leads a field that includes Wilried Happio of France and American Khallifah Rosser (Happio and Rosser were fourth and fifth at Worlds respectively).

How to watch 2022 Brussels Diamond League:

Friday, September 2:

Saturday, September 3:

  • 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET – NBC

Where is the 2022 Brussels Diamond League?

The 2022 Brussels Diamond League will take place at King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels, Belgium.

When is the 2022 Diamond League Final?

The two-day Diamond League final will take place in Zurich on September 7th and 8th. Click here for a full schedule breakdown.

How do points and work in the Diamond League?

The Diamond League season consists of 13 series meetings where athletes earn points to qualify for the final in their respective event. Athletes are awarded points based on their finish in each meet – 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 or 1 points for ranking 1st to 8th respectively. For distances from 100m to 800m, the top eight in the standings will qualify for the final, while the top 10 advance for distances 1500m and up. In the field events, the top six will qualify. Current Diamond League standings are available here.

What’s the latest with Sha’Carri Richardson?

Richardson has had an up-and-down season in 2022, finishing 2nd in the 100m at the Prefontaine Classic and in the New York Grand Prix but failing to make the final of the 100m or 200m at U.S. Championships. Entering this week, she had last competed at those Championships in June, but she’ll enter Brussels coming off a win after running 11.29 into a -2.0 headwind at the Spitzen Leichtathletik on Tuesday. Her win came over reigning Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah (JAM), who was second in 11.30.

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Diana Taurasi says 2024 Paris Olympics ‘on my radar’

Diana Taurasi

Diana Taurasi said immediately after winning her fifth Olympic gold medal in Tokyo that she might try for a record sixth in Paris.

It’s still on her mind 17 months out of the 2024 Paris Olympics.

“It’s something that it’s on my radar,” Taurasi told The Associated Press in a phone interview Tuesday after the first day of a USA Basketball training camp in Minnesota, her first national team activity since Tokyo. “I’m still competitive, still driven, still want to play, I still love being a part of USA Basketball.”

Taurasi will be 42 at the time of the Paris Games — older than any previous Olympic basketball player — but said if she’s healthy enough she’d like to give it a go.

“If the opportunity comes to play and be a part of it, it’s something I’ve always taken a lot of pride in,” said Taurasi, who shares the record of five Olympic basketball gold medals with the retired Sue Bird. “When you get to my age at this point in my career, you just try to win every day. Right now this is a good opportunity to be part of this team moving forward we’ll see what happens.”

She said she would have played at the FIBA World Cup last year in Australia, but had a quad strain that kept her out of the end of the WNBA season.

“I got hurt a little bit before. I had a good conversation with Coach (Cheryl) Reeve and (USA Basketball CEO Jim) Tooley. I felt like I hadn’t played enough basketball to be out there and help,” Taurasi said. “That’s the biggest thing with USA Basketball is being able to help the team win.”

Reeve said Monday that when she succeeded Dawn Staley as head coach a few months after Tokyo, she wasn’t sure whether Taurasi would play for the national team again. That was before her conversation with Taurasi.

“I look forward to having a chance to have her be around and be, as I told her, a great voice,” Reeve said. “Obviously, the competitive fire that she competes with is something that we all do well with.”

In Tokyo, Taurasi started all six games and averaged 18.8 minutes per game, sixth-most on the team (fewer than backup guard Chelsea Gray). Her 5.8 points per game were her fewest in her Olympic career, though she was dealing with a hip injury.

Taurasi is an unrestricted free agent although she is expected to return back to Phoenix where she’s spent her entire career since getting drafted No. 1 overall in 2003.

“Phoenix still has things they need to work out,” the WNBA’s all-time leading scorer said.

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Alexis Pinturault wins world championships combined; American in fourth


France’s Alexis Pinturault won the world Alpine skiing championships combined at his home venue after defending world champion Marco Schwarz blew a lead in the final seconds of his slalom run.

Pinturault, a 31-year-old who hadn’t won a race in nearly two years (the longest drought of his distinguished career), prevailed by one tenth of a second over the Austrian Schwarz in Courchevel, France.

“I hope to enjoy it because it was pretty difficult some months ago,” Pinturault said.

Austrian Raphael Haaser took bronze in an event that combined times from a morning super-G run and an afternoon slalom run, one day after his older sister took bronze in the women’s combined.

River Radamus was fourth, a quarter of a second from becoming the first U.S. man to win an Alpine worlds medal since 2015. Radamus’ best event is the giant slalom, which is scheduled for Feb. 17 at worlds.

“It’s nice, but honestly, you don’t come to world championships hoping to get fourth,” Radamus said.

Five skiers finished within 2.98 seconds of the winner in an event that has been dropped from the annual World Cup schedule and is under review to remain on the Olympic program.

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Pinturault had the fastest super-G run by six hundredths over Schwarz. Schwarz, a slightly better slalom skier than Pinturault, erased that deficit early in the slalom and had a three tenths lead at the last intermediate split.

He gave it all away about six gates from the finish, slamming on the brakes. Moments later, he crossed the finish line one tenth behind Pinturault, who reacted by pumping his fists in the air.

The Frenchman earned his first race victory since the March 2021 World Cup Finals giant slalom, where he clinched his first World Cup overall title, the biggest annual prize in ski racing. Last season, Pinturault went winless on the World Cup for the first time since he was a teenage rookie in 2011, plus went medal-less at the Olympics.

Pinturault, who grew up in Courchevel and now co-owns the family’s five-star Hotel Annapurna there, had retirement cross his mind in the offseason, according to Eurosport. He skipped a pre-worlds Sunday press conference due to illness.

Nonetheless, Pinturault was on the front page of French newspapers this week, including L’Equipe on Tuesday. In a sports cover story for Le Figaro, Pinturault said that, given the circumstances, it would be almost a “nice surprise” to go for a medal at these worlds.

Olympic champion Johannes Strolz of Austria skied out of the slalom after tying for 29th in the super-G.

Olympic silver and bronze medalists Aleksander Aamodt Kilde of Norway and Jack Crawford of Canada were among the speed specialists who did not start the slalom. They essentially used the event as a training run for Thursday’s super-G.

Worlds continue Wednesday with the women’s super-G, where Mikaela Shiffrin is a medal contender but not the favorite. She can tie the modern-era records for individual world championships gold medals (seven) and total medals (12).

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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